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BigTec And Cloudian Build New Opportunities For Channel With S3 Object Storage 

BigTec UK has added Cloudian to its vendor portfolio. The partnership opens up new opportunities for channel partners, giving them the ability to build scale-out petabyte hybrid cloud solutions, allowing them to tap into new cloud storage revenues. It also addresses important data management compliance requirements facing UK organisations such as EU GDPR.

This pan-EMEA/APAC distribution agreement will see BigTec drive adoption of Cloudian’s petabyte-scale, hybrid cloud object storage platform – HyperStore – among key enterprise markets, via channel partners and managed service providers.

“There are a growing number of enterprise customers that use global S3 object storage services. Thanks to Cloudian’s HyperStore they now have the opportunity to place that storage capability in their own data centre premises, or to host it with a local, UK cloud service provider. This overcomes the data sovereignty issues that surround compliance measures like GDPR and provides predictable cost and modular scalability,” says Jason Dance, managing director at BigTec UK.

Jason continues: “Channel partners will be keen to take advantage of this unique technology. Not only is HyperStore fully in step with the BigTec philosophy of compliant, automated, simplified, low opex, high scalability data centre operations, but there are also outstanding synergies with the rest of our BigTec solution stack, NEO.”

Among these synergies is technology from cloud data management company Rubrik, a Cloudian technology alliance partner and fellow vendor partner of BigTec. Customers using Cloudian and Rubrik in combination simplify their entire data management and storage into these two constituent parts.

“Besides this, there are many other use cases for Cloudian HyperStore,” adds Jason. “We see major opportunities around solving NAS data sprawl, and radically reducing the cost of storing cool primary data. In fact, any requirement to reduce the cost-per-terabyte of storage or leverage the superscale capacity of object stores is a potential win.”

Jacco van Achterberg, EMEA director at Cloudian, comments: “BigTec is an important part of our expansion strategy in EMEA and we look forward to joining forces to see our vision realised.”

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